Schools are quickly becoming climate action role models. Their success is rooted in the power and effectiveness of collective action in achieving targeted results. Using a lens focused on the top 10 most critical climate actions, which are in essence the basic requirements for reducing carbon emissions, boosting biodiversity, and drawing down legacy load carbon, US schools have become the bright beacon on top of the torturous greenhouse gas reduction hill. Additionally, schools are climate action accelerators that transmit vigorous energy through a very powerful national network.Continue reading “How US Schools Have Become Climate Action Rock Stars”
The following is the requested feedback to Fairfax County’s draft Resilient Fairfax Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan, put forth for public comment from May 16, 2022 through June 15, 2022.
With so many lives at stake, as well as the survivability of the human species, it’s extremely important for every single one of us to voice our positions, and our objections when something seems amiss with our local community/county’s climate action plans as well as the timeline. Everything we do and don’t do in 2022 will be hyper-analyzed in the future. The IPCC, the UN, many global leaders and thousands of scientists have repeatedly warned about the urgency to act immediately. Yet so few local governments are following through.Continue reading “What Is Your Community’s Climate Action Plan?”
The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show was an epic subliminal advertisement for climate action. The most clever and successful seduction ever. Much more subtle than Don’t Look Up‘s trojan horse climate action message. Congratulations to Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. You all should be commended by the UN and IPCC.
“Say what?”Continue reading “Whitest White Paint to Help Lower the Heat | Innovation”
From climate action landscaping to white roofs and solar panels, Americans are heeding the warning of the IPCC Report released on August 9, 2021 and jumping into action. Code Red for Humanity. We only have until 2030 to dramatically slow our current global warming trajectory of 4.4ºC above pre-industrial levels, and get it down to 1.5ºC.Continue reading “Are HOAs as Much the Villain as Fossil Fuels? | Climate”
Many decision makers in our towns, local businesses and corporate office parks are aware of the albedo effect and apply the principles. We can see this with our own eyes as we drive through our communities. Large sports arenas and convention centers glow in the sun with their white exteriors, walls and roofs.Continue reading “School Buses with White Roofs Lower the Heat | Albedo Effect”
High albedo is a vitally important climate solution, that will not only lower indoor temperatures and curb carbon emissions, but will also help reflect the sun’s energy, making up for the decreased sun reflection of our shrinking icecaps.Continue reading “Top 10 High Albedo Sports Arenas | Lowering the Heat”
After a summer of unprecedented weather events, with hundreds of deaths and many billions of dollars in damages, the IPCC Report released on August 8, 2021, fell on open ears. We all seemed to stop what we were doing and process what scientists were fervently attempting to express.Continue reading “Boosting Albedo Everywhere Is a Climate Solution”